In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Peters Township Public Library will feature a program with author Tom McMillan and an education exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
McMillan, author of “Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11,” will share a virtual presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7. From the aircraft’s delayed takeoff in Newark, N.J., to the moment it plunged upside-down into an open field in Somerset County, McMillan will discuss the details.
Registration is required at ptlibrary.org/events to receive the Zoom meeting invitation.
McMillan serves on the board of trustees of Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center and previously served on the board of directors of the Friends of Fight 93 National Memorial. He lives in Pittsburgh and recently retired after a 43-year career in sports media and communications.
A lifelong student of the history of the Civil War, he has had two other books published: “Armistead and Hancock: Beyond the Legend of Two Friends at the Turning Point of the Civil War” and “Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers,” which won the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award.
From Sept. 1-12, the library will participate in “Sept. 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World,” an educational exhibit that presents the history of 9/11, its origins and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.
Told across 14 posters, the exhibit includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.
Visitors can view the exhibit in the multipurpose room on the first floor during library open hours.